By Helen Razer,Bernard Keane
How did we develop into hostages to idiocy?
What needs to we do to be free of a captor whose ransom notice easily reads, 'D'oh'?
The deteriorating caliber of our public debate and the dwindling of good judgment in media, politics and tradition can force you to melancholy and rage. It definitely drove writers Helen Razer and Bernard Keane to a determined act: befriending one another for lengthy adequate to write down a book.
Join forces with those uneasy allies to struggle opposed to a global that has misplaced its cause. discover what is at the back of the remorseless unfold of idiocy, and why there is simply so a lot rattling silly round you.
Stupid is not only lack of understanding; it is not simply laziness. Worse than the absence of proposal, silly is a virulent disease that drains our productiveness and leaves us ailing and reduced. And silly has an extended, advanced and negative earlier, one we have to comprehend for you to defeat it.
A brief heritage of silly strains the origins of this maddening unwell, analyzing the several ways that we have now been troubled over the past 3 thousand years. It damns those that have unfold silly and celebrates the courageous few who resisted. It exhibits how silly tightens the grubby grip of the silly round our throats.
Hilarious, clever, disagreeable, infuriating and impolite, a brief background of silly is straight away a provocation and a convenience. it's going to spark debate, soothe the terminally pissed off and outrage the righteously silly. it's a e-book whose silly time has come.
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A Short History of Stupid: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream by Helen Razer,Bernard Keane